Chlamydia Pneumonia Mimicking Miliary Tuberculosis

Camlar S. A., Babayigit A., Olmez D., DUMAN M., Makay B., Anal O., ...More

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, vol.25, no.9, pp.597-598, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/pec.0b013e3181b922e3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.597-598
  • Keywords: Chlamydia trachomatis, miliary tuberculosis, infant, INFECTION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Chlamydia trachomatis is a common cause of subacute, afebrile pneumonia with onset from I to 3 months of age. On physical examination, crepitant inspiratory rales are commonly heard. Infiltration is usually bilateral and interstitial; reticulonodular pattern and atelectasis have also been described, which distinct the disease from miliary tuberculosis. We report an infant who had a disseminated miliary pattern in the chest radiograph and computed tomographic scan of the thorax that was diagnosed as Chlamydia pneumonia with serologic investigations.